I’m slowly getting used to the fact that it’s November. I *may* have been, for a few days, entirely paralyzed with fear at the thought of buying Christmas presents but my friends talked me down. So, November, I have sort-of the hang of you. December, I’m almost prepared for you too.
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What I’m Reading
*looks around guilty*
I… I haven’t been reading much lately. I’m so sorry!
What I’m Writing
So, you remember how last time I talked about my editing process? It’s changed. Again.
I’m still doing a big picture edit but the “go offline, edit using Kindle and notebook” stage of the plan has fallen by the way-side. I know some artists think using computers all the time can mess up the creative juju, and I get honestly believe they’re right, but for now it’s working for me.
As I said last week, I’m learning to just let whatever works, work.
Editing is progressing steadily now, though as observed with my last first draft I don’t do well working in constant daily amounts. I work in a burst, have a day where my writing is dull and lifeless and the words just won’t come, and then the next day I’ll have another burst of work.
Is their a name for our kind? Sprint writers? Exhausted cheetahs? Flying greyhounds? If I think of something catchy, I’ll let you know.
What Inspires Me
Right now my main driving force is my other projects. Is that odd? Let me explain: I’m being motivated to finish this edit because I know, when I do, I can take on ALL THE BROKEN THINGS and turn it into the beautiful, kick-arse story I now know it can be.
I’m so excited to sink my teeth into that. The sooner, the better.
What Else I’ve Been Up To
I SAW THOR: THE DARK WORLD! I went to it expecting a fun, plot-lite movie, and what I got was a very fun movie with a surprisingly sharp sense of comedy.
It was really great. I recommend it.
I’ve also been studying for an Open University course, which is great fun. Scots get a small allowance towards learning each year, so I used it for a small, relatively low-stress course that appeals to my interests — “Start Listening to Music”, a foundation course in music composition and history. I get to listen to classic jazz like Ella Fitzgerald’s “Mack the Knfie” immediately followed by Queen’s “We Will Rock You”! It’s a great wee course.
It also means I get to study in a Pikachu onesie, because every little bit of entertainment helps.